Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Walls of Fame

Floors often capture our attention, but so do the walls. If that wasn’t true people would not spend handsome amounts on decorating their home or office walls. Some purchase works of art and frame them on the verticals while others make use of expensive props. Some people get their walls artistically painted while others settle for wallpapers. Call it an interior designing trend or a matter of personal choice, but every other person wants the walls around him to carry some aesthetic appeal. Catering to this faddish necessity is Bharat Floorings and Tiles with a variety of classic and modern options.

Bharat Floorings, known for some of the most beautiful flooring designs, produces wall tiles that are in tune with the former. Use the exact same design to create a continuous pattern or shuffle between multiple designs to create a sense of divergence; everything works with the right designs and colours. Wall tiles can be found in kitchens and bathrooms of houses, offices, restaurants and other personal and commercial places. A variety of designs from the Heritage™ collection of tiles are quite popular among interior designers and non-professional decorators alike. Creating a checkerboard pattern with different colours of Heritage™ tiles, and the Inverlochy™ pattern have always been the hot favourites.


It’s human nature to seek something that makes us stand out from the ten others doing the same thing. When wall tiles start to get too mainstream within your circle, Bharat Floorings and Tiles offers you a neat collection of wall claddings to choose from. Claddings are almost always intended to be stylistic rather than functional and are usually designed to help accent a particular feature or room. Though they can conceivably cover every surface in a house or building, it’s more common to find wall claddings in just one or two key areas. Decorative panels, wood panelling, and decorative stone and brick have always been in demand. Coelo, Circle of Life, Hills and Valley, Hexar, Turkish delight, and Carven are some of the available patterns with Bharat Floorings with the Hexagonal claddings being the latest addition.


Get your walls a decorative upgrade with Bharat Floorings and tiles. Customise on your own or check out options at Wall Tiles and Wall Cladding.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Le Mill - Beautifully Yours!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. This phrase was used by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford when she included it in her book 'Molly Bawn' in 1878. But have you ever though that the source of this beauty could be the passion and creativity that the artist has expended in the process of achieving what we term as art. The more dedicated you are to something, the more beautiful is the outcome. Art can be surreal and bold or it can be simple and elegant. At Bharat Floorings we believe in the latter.

Le Mill is a co-branded collection designed by Aurélie De Cort. It is one of the designer collaboration ranges from our BFT+ Collection alongside ARMS by Sameer Kulavoor, the Japanese Line by Sian Pascale, Origametes by The Busride, AVB Bespoke by Alice von Baum, The Shibori Tiles by Studio Wodehouse and the newly introduced DashDashDot by Tania and  Sandeep Khosla. Like our other guest designers, Aurélie De Cort has a reputation to her name itself. A visual genius and trained artist, Aurélie has spent the last 10 years designing the much talked about window displays of Hermès stores in France and internationally. Aurélie has helped design iconic collections for Indian brands after having moved to India in 2008. Le Mill is one such passion project.


The Le Mill tiles have been inspired by the alleyways and public spaces of Aurelie's home country of Belgium. The tiles strike a balance between European aesthetics and modern Indian sensibilities, thus, maintaining a harmony with international trends. Offering three different variations, the Arlecchino Design, the Bayadere Design and the Piazza Design, a colourful decorative Le Mill-tiled floor has an appeal unmatched by any other kind of flooring. The beauty of a Le Mill-tiled floor lies in the creative use of these geometric shapes and colours to create a patterned floor from different combinations of tiles. The Le Mill tiles form patterns that are customisable to a great extent and add to the beauty and charm of the floor in residential as well as commercial space. Different arrangements and choice of colours for the Le Mill tiles can provide the floor a heritage look, an art deco look, a modern look or anything in between (or beyond), depending on your sense of aesthetics, taste and style.


So the next time you decide to customise your home, don’t forget how important the floor is. People might not appreciate it but the floor always gets noticed. And if it gets noticed then why not get it appreciated? After all, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Bura na mano, Heritage™ hai!

India is a land of rituals, traditions and festivals. Festivals, specially, are celebrated on a remarkable scale here. The extravaganza during Diwali, the burning down of Ravan during Dushera as a metaphor for rising against evil, the midnight mass followed by a massive feast during Christmas, and more. One such notable festival is Holi. Holi is observed to celebrate the victory of good over evil by lighting and paying respects to a bonfire on the previous night and is followed by a game of splashing water and throwing colours on each other in a sporting manner to strengthen the bond within communities. Holi is, thus, famously referred as the festival of colours. Now that Holi is just around the corner, we decided to celebrate colours in our own humble way.

The cheery medley of Heritage™ tiles is a combination of various patterns from the collection placed randomly alongside each other. As one might imagine a chaotic design taking shape, it actually allures you with an enigmatic charm. The random patterns with random colours have become one of the trademark flooring options by Bharat Floorings over time.


The cheery medley of Heritage™ tiles is a combination of various patterns from the Bloom, Cubist, Geometrique, Graphic, Heirloom and Grande collections, used all together or in certain selections. 


The combination of Heritage™ tiles has been installed at numerous places in some of the major cities across the country. A contemporary style of flooring, the combination of Heritage™ tiles can be found in restaurants like Colaba Social, Chai Nashta and the Bar Stock Exchange, Pizza Metro Pizza, TMC – The Music Café, Nehru Social and Soda Bottle Openerwala amongst others. Design houses like the Idea Spice Design Studio have the cheery medley of Heritage™ tiles to provoke creativity. Not only this, but the random pattern has also grown popular amongst designers who recommend them for residential spaces too.

So even if your chances of stumbling upon these beautiful floors during Holi are many, celebrate colours and combinations with us anytime of the year with our collection of Heritage™ tiles.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Over a Table of Coffee

Conversations happen over cups of coffee. We all know that. How about over a table of coffee? Imagine having a conversation not only over a table of coffee, but about the table itself. Sounds uncanny? Imagine a table top that’s not just an ordinary slab of utility but a piece of art - a piece of art which is a result of unconventional thinking and rigorous efforts. Imagine it to be an outcome of intelligence combined with art, of a vision that’s contemporary yet timeless. Now, imagine having a conversation about a table; such a table.

Yes, that’s what happened when we unveiled our first table top at the ID Satellite, Mumbai in the November of 2016. Bharat Floorings has been known to create artistic cement products, but this was special. In collaboration with Red Blue and Yellow, we designed the Space and Time themed table tops which were inspired by the magnificent and mysterious nature of space and unchallenged authority of time over the universe. Built in two sizes, the table tops were not only built in concrete using colours resembling space and time but also comprised of optic fibres that would emit lights to lend an astonishing effect to any interior space. These elegant table tops were displayed at Red Blue and Yellow itself for the public eye during the ID Satellite Design Trail. The table tops garnered appreciation and applaud from art enthusiasts, interior designers, décor consultants and lifestyle bloggers at the event and even after that.




Following the popularity and much cherished enthusiasm associated with the first limited edition table tops, we decided to design a newer one. This time it had to be completely different that the previous theme, since the previous one was strictly not to be replicated. Without much hesitation, our team narrowed down upon the idea of having the classic terrazzo look for the table top. Why just the look, why not a table top made of actual terrazzo? Bharat Floorings and Tiles answered this question with the latest version of table tops – The Terrazzo Table! As one would guess, a white cement terrazzo table top was conceived with Red Aventurine & Red Jasper stone chips and our signature Pink, Red & Verona Red chips, anchored upon powder coated MS (Mild Steel) table stand with a Matte Black finish. What more if you may ask, the Terrazzo Table was unveiled at the India Design ID 2017, thus, making the idea develop an unsaid tradition.

Well, when the next time you pick up a coffee table book alongside a warm, fresh brew, and think of what is missing, look down to your table.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Let’s Design!

India Design ID came into existence with the thought of bringing together creative minds from across the country under one roof to showcase their ideas and make design more accessible to the masses. Initiated by Ogaan Media, India Design ID is organised every year in the month of February in New Delhi. It provides a pragmatic platform for both, upcoming and established, architects, interior designers, product designers and décor enthusiasts to display their work and be updated of the ongoing trends. In addition to India Design ID, mini events like ID Exhibit, ID Symposium and ID Satellite contribute to the same purpose on a smaller yet equally popular scale.


2017 saw the fifth edition of India Design ID with names like Elle Décor and Asian Paints associated to it. Like every year, Bharat Floorings was a part of it fuelled with pride and excitement. And design being the centrality of the event, Bharat Floorings, also known for its innovative and unconventional designs, has always been a popular name at India Design ID. The two recently unveiled collections by Bharat Floorings, Made in India and DashDashDot, found themselves a place at the event. Alongside them was a white cement Terrazzo Table top with Red Aventurine and Red Jasper stone chips, and the signature Pink, Red & Verona Red chips, rested on a powder coated MS (Mild Steel) table stand in Matte Black. The table was complemented with cement products like candle stand and a cement tray. The Bharat Floorings and Tiles stall was an embodiment of sterling designs created in cement. Designers and architects from long and far made it a point to visit the BFT stall at the India Design ID.


India Design ID not only serves the purpose of showcasing talent from across the country but also encourages them to collaborate with each other and contribute to the evolution of interior designing. Many brands and individuals came together and merged their concepts to create something more beautiful and artistic. Bharat Floorings and Tiles, in a collaborative effort with Fabrichaus by Atmosphere, came up with an interesting furniture set that included a beautiful cement table set amidst a concrete sofa and a chair. Some other products like the Plain Tiles with Fern Acid staining, the Japanese Line by Sian Pascale from the BFT+ range and Dark Blue Terrazzo Tiles with Glass Chips share space at the Asia Paints Colour Next Pavilion at the India Design ID.


Like every year, India Design ID 2017 was an extravagant event to kick start the year on artistic notes. For those who couldn’t be a part of the event, follow up on our social media pages for a glimpse of it and make sure you don’t miss it the next time.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Decorative Concrete

Concrete is no longer a product only to be used beneath your feet. People have discovered that concrete can be used in ways more than one, as cosmetic and aesthetic upgrades to various structures, and as a result, decorative concrete is a term growing popular amongst designers and architects. Decorative concrete is all about adding beauty and appeal to the structure while still retaining its function as a part of the building.

Types of decorative concrete are obtained through various processes that are also given away by their respective names. They include stamped concrete, acid stains, coloured concrete, dyed concrete, polished concrete and more. Micro cement toppings are used to create a canvas for decorative treatments such as stain, dyes, textures and stencilled patterns, and acid staining is used to create earth toned colours on the concrete surface. Both can be used indoors and outdoors, and for homes and offices alike. While the micro cement provides unlimited design possibilities, the acid stains light up the ambiance and provide a protective layer to the floor. Bharat Floorings also has the Terra Natura™, a concrete that is patterned or embossed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood, and various other patterns and textures. Being cost efficient, stamped concrete is commonly used for sidewalks, swimming pool decks, and interior flooring.


Indian Patent Stone or IPS flooring can be grey or coloured. When red, it is also referred as "red oxide flooring". This was used extensively in old houses being basic but beautiful flooring and providing good wearing properties. IPS can be coloured and is given either a wax coat or a sealer coat to help preserve the said colour and prevent stains. Bharat Floorings offers IPS in 30 colours, and with either a smooth or a rough finish. It has been used in many places including commercial and residential spaces. Many interior designers have opted for IPS for their own living spaces.

 

While decorative concrete is mostly used for floors, walkways and more, some like to think out of the box and use it to transform their space into a work of art.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Standing the Test of Time

Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher who is credited with the famous quote, “Change is the only constant.” Centuries later Charles Darwin quoted that, "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change". Bharat Floorings has been one such survivor.

Based on one of its fundamental principles of quality equal the world’s best, a batch of tiles was created for the very first project for Sir Cowasji Jehangir that still can be seen at the Ready Money building. Slowly and steadily Bharat Floorings grew, not as any other flooring brand that you find during a walk through the market but, as a bewitching experience on a commendable journey through time. Bharat Floorings made fine quality tiles that soon replaced the British imports and the company earned a name for itself. The Heritage™ Collection was designed and widely appreciated but, however, discontinued only to be reintroduced decades later through a popular art exhibition. Bharat Floorings also introduced a new grade of heavy duty tiles that were suitable for hardcore commercial purposes know as the Stilan® tiles. They were installed at factories and workshops belonging to major companies across the country. As the time changed and western influences grew prominent in then called Bombay, Bharat Floorings flourished as one of the most popular flooring brands with tiles in buildings on every other street and corner. Soon the Victorian era completely passed and Bharat Floorings came up with Premium Terrazzo Tiles, made of the whitest stone chips money could buy, as well as chips of the best Italian and Indian marble, providing cool, clean and beautiful Terrazzo or mosaic floors that are cherished even today throughout India.


Not only the brand has evolved over the decades but has also been futuristic with its approach. Bharat Floorings believes that quality and integrity are always greatly complemented by imagination and innovation. The constant search for beauty, grace, meaning and an idea led Bharat Floorings to collaborate with young and visionary designers to create art. Thus, the BFT+ Range was born. Renowned designers and design houses with the likes of Le Mill, Alice von Baum, The Busride, Sian Pascale, Sameer Kulavoor, Studio Wodehouse, and most recently Tania and Sandeep Khosla, all have designed individual collections under the BFT+ Range.


Bharat Floorings has doubtlessly stood the test of time to prove its worth and has emerged as the leader in quality floorings. The survival of the fittest, indeed.